The Best Places to Spend Your Seaside Holidays in the USA
America is a beautiful country and everybody seems to know about this statement. This fact is even proved by the words of the national anthem of the whole country, established in 1896. The amazing natural diversity and striking landscapes of the USA create an incredible fusion with historical and architectural sights. And if you decide to spend your vacation, it doesn’t really matter, whether you are a foreigner or a stranger, your holiday will be unforgettable and the great emotions are guaranteed!
Here is our list of the best American holiday destinations:
Charleston, South Carolina
It is a city of so-called history-keepers, an open-air museum, where every street and house is saturated with a long history. A unique architecture gives Charleston special charms and a bit of European character. The city is located on the Atlantic coast in South Carolina between the rivers Cooper and Ashley. And it is famous for its wide beaches, popular golf clubs, a huge amount of museum or art galleries. As a rule, the destination is recommended for history lovers and people, who want to relax.
St. Petersburg, Florida
This town is arranged on the west coast of Florida. The mild marine climate and relatively inexpensive life since the beginning of the 20th century have attracted American pensioners, so the second name of St. Petersburg is "the city of pensioners." The city is located on a small peninsula, which is washed from the west by the Gulf of Mexico, and in the east of the Florida peninsula itself it is separated by the inner Tampa Bay. Along the west coast of the city stretches a narrow island ridge stretches. Here there are the famous white sandy beaches, as well as the best hotels. This is a real paradise for beach lovers.
Newport, Rhode Island
The largest city of the central coast of Oregon, Newport is popular with tourists and holidaymakers. The variety of entertainment and recreation, that this city is able to offer, will satisfy the needs of anyone, from the smallest child and up to the most active adult. Newport is a city of two lighthouses, chic coastal parks, the historic waterfront of Bayfront, the famous aquarium and the bridge over the Yaquina Bay Bridge.
San Francisco is believed to be one of the three most requested holiday destinations on the planet. This relatively small settlement is among the largest cities, arranged of the American Pacific coast. In addition to the biggest population of Asians, here live about 200 thousand representatives of other corners of the world.
It is one of the most sophisticated places in the US. It is difficult to imagine but it is arranged on more than forty hills, surrounded by water and dizzy steep streets. It is called a city of eternal spring. Why? – The matter is that it is never cold or hot there.
This place is loved even by those men and women who hate American urban style. It is light, romantic and free in the city, which makes it so different from the noisy megacities.
This rather small town has long established itself as a cultural and political center of the state of Wisconsin. Madison is very beautiful. The main part is occupied by parks and alleys, and the footpath continues from the Capitol to the city center. In the city one of the main modes of transport is a bicycle, so every street and park has a bicycle road. This is a very promising and prosperous city. Its beauty can be discovered only after visiting it several times, wandering through all the picturesque streets and enjoying the beautiful sunset on the shore of the lakes.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
To the modern resort this ordinary coastal town has turned into quite recently. And up to the present moment it has been visited by tens of thousands of tourists annually. By the way all these people go there all around the year, not only in summer. Why are they so attracted? – The matter is that the general beach is very long here (about 60 km) and this is the reason why it is divided into separate areas. More than half of the coast is occupied by modern equipped zones with various tourist infrastructure.
Jackson is an administrative center of Titon County, arranged at just the foot of the well-known Rocky Mountains, at an altitude of 1900 meters above sea level. The neighborhood turned into a city-western. Here it is possible to find cowboy saloons, shops, bars and other attractions of the Wild West. The surrounding mountains are really stunning at any season, so hiking routes are very popular. Recently, ecological tourism is gaining popularity. From this place walking trails to the Yellowstone National Park usually begin.
Perdido Key, Florida
The name of this famous resort can be translated from Spanish into English like ‘Lost Key’. And this is not occasionally in fact. Perdido Key is a place can be called a hidden gem, which is situated within the city of Pensacola. The tiny town is especially appreciated by nature lovers, as well as by those contemporary people, who adore vast beaches and green parks. The corners of wildlife preserves take more than half of the territory. Here is a real paradise for diving enthusiasts as well as underwater adventurers.
Located between New York and Washington Philadelphia is thought to be a hidden gem. It is often called a "city of small towns": when you get to the center, you will find it hard to believe that this is the fifth most populous city in the US. Here it is quieter, calmer, hospitable, more soulful, and the locals affectionately call Philadelphia "Philly". The scale and heterogeneous dynamics of the city is determined by the areas from which it consists: each has exceptional aesthetics and atmosphere.
The state of Nebraska usually evokes the images of slight hills and still landscapes. But the city itself is considered to be a modern diamond among everything around. It has a plenty of museums and exhibitions. The nightclubs are always bustling. And the shopping is really great.